Author Page For: Susan Gittins

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Longtime mainstream media (MSM) journalist and author Susan Gittins began writing about and photographing Vancouver’s many film and TV location shoots in the summer of 2010 after the Winter Olympics put the city and its beauty on the world stage. Movies and TV series often showcase the Vancouver area in similar fashion. Vancouver is Awesome commissioned her YVRShoots series in the fall of 2010 and it ran regularly for three years. She launched her own daily YVRShoots blog in the spring of 2012.
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SEASON 7: ONCE UPON A TIME at Burntout Mr. Cluck’s Chicken Shack in Seattle (Burnaby Heights)

How did Mr. Cluck’s Chicken Shack outlet in Seattle’s Hyperion Heights explode? I have a list of suspects and Lost’s Hurley is on it. That’s a joke. Once Upon a Time is full of Lost Easter Eggs but Mr. Cluck’s is one of the best. We last saw a Mr. Cluck’s in Storybrooke when Rumple, [...]

SEASON 11: THE X-FILES Fox Mulder & Dana Scully (David Duchovny & Gilian Anderson) in Vancouver

What is the Fortress? And what does it have to do with Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) in season 11? Some things never change. #tbt pic.twitter.com/I1fBPe1jHi — Gillian Anderson (@GillianA) August 17, 2017 Whatever the Fortress is The X-Files keeps returning to this Vancouver set located in a concrete building on [...]

SET VISIT: Canada’s Minster of National Defence Harjit Sajjan Visits Ryan Reynolds on DEADPOOL 2 Set at Riverview Lands

Harjit Sajjan Twitter. Canada’s Minister of National Defence Harjit Sajjan visited Ryan Reynolds on the Deadpool 2 set at Coquitlam’s Riverview Lands yesterday. And used the occasion to thank Deadpool 2 for its role in Vancouver’s ranking as one of North America’s largest film and TV production centres. The BC Film industry supports 42,000 jobs [...]

SEASON 13: SUPERNATURAL’s Sam & Dean Winchester (Jared Padalecki & Jensen Ackles) Plus Impala in Vancouver

Supernatural drew a crowd at a Vancouver house today. Fans lined the sidewalk on either side to see Sam and Dean Winchester (Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles) and the Impala better known as “Baby”. That’s Director John Badham. Who’s getting therapy? Between takes. Blue steel. Cracking up on set. look at jared and jensen making [...]

CRIME THRILLER: DRAGGED ACROSS CONCRETE With Mel Gibson and Vince Vaughn in Downtown Vancouver

Photos by Joe D’Aquisto. That was Mel Gibson and Vince Vaughn in downtown Vancouver this morning. Crime thriller Dragged Across Concrete filmed a sequence in the 400 block West Hastings Street. What’s it about? A veteran policemen Ridgeman (Mel Gibson) and his younger hothead partner Anthony (Vince Vaughn) find themselves suspended when a video of [...]

BIG MOVIE: DEADPOOL 2 Helicopter Filming DMC Vehicle on Vancouver’s Granville Bridge

Photo credit: Kim Snowden/@KimSnowden73 Deadpool 2 is back at it today filming its huge DMC 7 vehicle driving back and forth across Vancouver’s Granville Bridge. Remember it snaking through the streets of downtown Vancouver on B.C. Day? Looks like a militarized B-Line bus. Tweets #Deadpool2 filming on Granville Street Bridge – you can just see [...]

WRAP PARTY: DIRK GENTLY’S HOLISTIC DETECTIVE AGENCY Season 2 With Elijah Wood

Brand New Case. Still No Clue. Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency season 2 had its wrap party last night. That’s Elijah Wood in the centre. There’s still some filming to do with the oddball detective duo of Dirk Gently (Samuel Barnett and his sidekick Todd Brotzman (Wood). Together they investigate seemingly unrelated cases which turn [...]

BIG MOVIE: SKYSCRAPER With Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson From Vancouver Set

The Rock instagram. The Rock  is in Vancouver. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson shared a photo of his next big movie called Skyscraper which starts filming here on Monday, August 14th. Officially kicking off DAY 1 of shooting our action thriller #SKYSCRAPER. To my right, our director/writer @RawsonThurber. To my left, the real star of our [...]

NEW MOVIE: Josh Duhamel’s BUDDY GAMES With Nick Swardson, Kevin Dillon, Olivia Munn & James Roday in Vancouver

James Roday Instagram. Buddy Games looks hilarious. Josh Duhamel’s directoral debut is about a group of 30-something friends who get together annually to play the Buddy Games –— a series of crazy physical and mental challenges — and use the games to right old wrongs, heal past wounds and bond. From left to right: Nick [...]

SEASON 2: Teen Choice Winner RIVERDALE in Langley With Jughead (Cole Sprouse), Betty & Archie

Photo credit: @Jessica_BurtonK Fresh off last weekend’s big night at the Teen Choice Awards, Riverdale filmed in Langley today in front of a crowd of fans. A Seaside Serpent was spotted earlier in the week on the walls of James Kennedy School. And sure enough, Jughead (Cole Sprouse) showed up for a scene or two. [...]

FLASHBACK: ONCE UPON A TIME’s RumBelle (Robert Carlyle and Emilie de Ravin) in Storybrooke (Steveston)

Emilie de Ravin and Robert Carlyle. Once Upon a Time in Storybrooke. A flashback to RumBelle (Rumplestiltskin and Belle)’s son Gideon’s first birthday party. Once Upon a Time is filming in Steveston as Storybrooke today. A rare event in season 7 where there is a new curse and a new Storybrooke — Seattle’s Hyperion Heights. [...]